AMD Virtual Overclocking Competition


 Overclock3D host UK leg of Virtual Overclocking Event
AMD Phenom II Dragon Expert KitAMD were kind enough to ask us if we would like to hold the UK leg of their virtual overclocking event. Obviously we accepted and then had to choose 5 forum members that we thought would be able to overclock the systems to the absolute maximum. Each contestant was sent a large box like the one on the right, crammed full of hardware, just waiting to be overclocked. Inside the box was:
  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE processor (3.0GHz with unlocked multiplier)
  • ASUS M4A79 Deluxe (Socket AM3 motherboard)
  • ASUS HD4870x2 2GB GDDR5
  • 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-9200 (1150MHz)
They were then challenged to get the highest score in Futuremark's popular 3DMark06 benchmark using only the hardware above. There is one drawback though, no extreme cooling allowed, only air cooling! It's going to be a very tough competition and the selected users will need to use every trick in the book to gain every point they can.
AMD Phenom II Dragon Kit InsideIt will all be worth it though, as the winner will receive a very, very special prize. It's one of 100. It's an AMD Phenom II TWKR special edition CPU. Incase you've been living in a box for the last few weeks and don't know what I'm talking about, then the TWKR is a limited edition CPU handed out to overclockers around the world to show the true capabilities of the Phenom II technology and demonstrate what overclocking can achieve.
Each member's final result has to be in by the 15th of August, which is just over a week away! To give you an idea of just how close this competition will be, one member has a score of 22591, whilst another has a score of 22489, that's a tiny difference of 102! These points can be gained by just a few more MHz on the CPU or a slightly higher overclock on the GPU, but most of the systems are already at their limits!
For more information and to find out who the lucky 5 members were, head over to the Forums.    
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16-07-2009, 04:35:01

Before anything else, I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to OC3D and AMD for letting me participate in this event.

Although I'm using a 4870X2 in my main rig, I've been away from AMD systems for a while... so may be playing catchup with the others as I try to learn to overclock again lol (any tips or advice welcomed). But you can be sure I'll be trying my best.

Took a couple of rly quick snaps (was very eager to begin playing ) before starting the abuse:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9...dragon1.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3...dragon2.th.jpg http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2...dragon3.th.jpg http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6...dragon4.th.jpg http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3...dragon5.th.jpg http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2...dragon6.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2...dragon7.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7...dragon8.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8...dragon9.th.jpg http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/84/amddragon10.th.jpg http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4...ragon11.th.jpg

I thought I'd start with a few benchmarks at stock speeds to get a baseline and then see how scores/performance improve as clocks are increased.Quote

16-07-2009, 04:42:14

nice one for putting up those pics, I was going to do the same however you have covered it all there, nice set up btw and benchtable

I had a quick play with mine, its an interesting set up and so far I have found it to be very stable to a point.

thanks to oc3d for putting this comp on.

pics of set up:








16-07-2009, 04:50:07

Hi Busta

Thanks for the compliment.

Please, post your pics as well, mine are only quick snaps. Could be interesting just to see everyone's setup too

Yeah, my inital thoughts have been, stable, easy to setup, fairly cool running (till I turn up the volts), and easy to overclock

Absolutely loving the unlocked multipliers of the Phenom II 940 . I've never had a CPU with unlocked multis before, so I'm just enjoying the freedom to OC without having to push the FSB yet (and getting mixed up in chipset/bus voltages - so far).Quote

16-07-2009, 04:59:59

Good luck to all entrants..... Just gutted I couldn't commit the time to partake!

Do OC3D proud and rack up some serious scores!

TWKR is an amazing prize by the way. I can't help thinking that after AMD have run all their compo's, that a few of these will end up on the Bay sadly

Let battle commence!Quote

16-07-2009, 05:02:23

Lol, my set up is the opposite to pc pron, more like the ghetto in the ghetto. I know for one that tinytom would be appalled [bling freak]

I'll get some pics up soon. btw my set up does not like Vantage [cpu tests] Im hoping its going to be ok with 3d06.

btw pyro dont get too good.Quote

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